A friend sent me this, back channel:
JULY 26, 2009
“ I believe that my healthcare decisions should be between me, my insurance company plan, my insurance company’s list of approved doctors I am allowed to see and treatments I am allowed to get, my insurance company’s claims department, the insurance company doctors who have never met me, spoken to me or even personally looked at my files, my own preexisting conditions, my insurance company’s crack cost-review and retroactive cancellation and denial squads, my insurance company’s executives and board of directors, my insurance company’s profit requirements, the shareholders, my employer, and my doctor."
It begs the question, of course: Tim Johnson, Stephanie Herseth, and John Thune, what's so great about insurance companies, and the health care system we have now? Another good friend (Republican... can you believe it?) has a pretty interesting Health Care plan that's worth taking a look at. I'm working on nailing down a few specifics with him before I post it here.